Tom Sawyer detective
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Tom Sawyer detective

By Mark Twain
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WELL, it was the next spring after me and Tom Sawyer set our old nigger Jim free, the time he was chained up for a runaway slave down there on Tom's uncle Silas's farm in Arkansaw. The frost was working out of the ground, and out of the air, too, and it was getting closer and closer onto barefoot time every day; and next it would be marble time, and next mumbletypeg, and next tops and hoops, and next kites, and then right away it would be summer and going in a-swimming. It just makes a boy homesick to look ahead like that and see how far off summer is. Yes, and it sets him to sighing and saddening around, and there's something the matter with him, he don't know what. But anyway, he gets out by himself and mopes and thinks; and mostly he hunts for a lonesome place high up on the hill in the edge of the woods, and sets there and looks away off on the big Mississippi down there a-reaching miles and miles around the points where the timber looks smoky and dim it's so far off and still, and everything's so solemn it seems like everybody you've loved is dead and gone, and you 'most wish you was dead and gone too, and done with it all.

Table of Contents
  • TOM SAWYER, DETECTIVE
  • Contents
  • CHAPTER I. AN INVITATION FOR TOM AND HUCK
  • CHAPTER II. JAKE DUNLAP
  • CHAPTER III. A DIAMOND ROBBERY
  • CHAPTER IV. THE THREE SLEEPERS
  • CHAPTER V. A TRAGEDY IN THE WOODS
  • CHAPTER VI. PLANS TO SECURE THE DIAMONDS
  • CHAPTER VII. A NIGHT’S VIGIL
  • CHAPTER VIII. TALKING WITH THE GHOST
  • CHAPTER IX. FINDING OF JUBITER DUNLAP
  • CHAPTER X. THE ARREST OF UNCLE SILAS
  • CHAPTER XI. TOM SAWYER DISCOVERS THE MURDERERS
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